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MS in the Hispanic/Latinx Community

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We are here to ensure that no one has to face multiple sclerosis alone. Learn about how MS affects members of the Hispanic/Latinx community, watch episodes of Pregúntale a un Experto en Esclerosis Múltiple and connect with others at the bilingual Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit.

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Estamos aquí para asegurarnos de que nadie tenga que enfrentar solo la esclerosis múltiple. Entérese de cómo la esclerosis múltiple afecta a los miembros de la comunidad hispana/latina, vea episodios de Pregúntale a un Experto en Esclerosis Múltiple y conéctese con otros en la Cumbre de Esclerosis Múltiple para Hispanos/Latinx, un evento bilingüe. Descubra recursos adicionales en nuestra página Esclerosis múltiple: información en español.

Explorar la Cumbre de Esclerosis Múltiple para Hispanos/Latinx

Dr. Mitzi Williams talking about health equity and multiple sclerosis.

Ask an MS Expert: Faces of MS

Dr. Mitzi Williams and host Jon Strum discuss healthcare access and MS — and what the MS community can do to help provide resources and support to everyone affected by MS, especially vulnerable communities. 


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Profesionales de salud hablan del incremento en el número de los hispanos con esclerosis múltiple.

Pregúntale a un Experto en Esclerosis Múltiple: Las caras de la EM

Durante mucho tiempo, los profesionales de salud daban por hecho que la esclerosis múltiple era poco común entre los hispanos/latinos. Pero investigaciones recientes indican que los casos aumentan.

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Joseph, a middle-aged man with black hair and a salt-and-pepper beard, sits in a wheelchair beside his partner.

Hispanic/Latinx MS Experience Summit

Hear from dynamic speakers, share your experiences, and build connections with others at this interactive, virtual program in Spanish and English.

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Young Gloria Estefan and her family, including her father, who had MS.

Sharing My Family’s MS Experience

Gloria Estefan reveals how MS affected her family and reflects on how far we’ve come.

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Mayteé Ramos leads two MS support groups, including one in Spanish.

Obstacles to Access

Hispanic/Latinx people with MS are advocating for healthcare equity.

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Hispanic/Latinx people can make a difference in research on MS.

Make a Difference Through Research

Hispanic/Latinx people are underrepresented in research studies, making it difficult to tell which treatments are best and how to reduce the risk of MS.


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Evelyn Sanguinetti, First Hispanic U.S. Lieutenant Governor.

Living the American Dream with MS

“It has been assumed that MS is uncommon in the Hispanic/Latino population, but that is not the case.”

—Evelyn Sanguinetti, First Hispanic U.S. Lt. Governor

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Jovany Hernandez, who has multiple sclerosis, and his family.

Race and MS: Confronting Inequities

Uncovering the gaps in MS research, diagnosis and treatment.

 

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Advance research

It is important that Hispanic/Latinx people with MS participate in research studies so that scientists can understand why the disease affects them differently and ensure that healthcare professionals deliver the best possible care. Check out three initiatives currently underway and seeking volunteers:

Learn more about how you could be Making a Difference in MS Through Research from the MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network, and talk to your healthcare provider about participating in a clinical trial or other type of research.

 

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